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Heavy snowfall causes major disruption in Greece, Turkey and Iran — RT World News

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Extreme weather closed schools, disrupted flights and left drivers stranded

Unusually heavy snowfall has caused major disruption in Greece, Turkey and Iran, leaving thousands stranded on highways, prompting airports to halt operations and schools to close.

The blizzard started on January 23 and left parts of the country covered in a deep layer of snow. In Greece and Iran, the army has been called in to rescue stranded drivers, while Istanbul airport, one of the busiest in Europe, has announced the suspension of flight operations.due to adverse weather conditions.“Flights have been interrupted at other airports, both in Turkey and Greece.

The Greek government announced a general public holiday on Tuesday, with all but vital, interrupted and non-essential public services forced to close. Greeks are advised not to leave their homes unless necessary.

In Turkey, many stores and food delivery services have been forced to close due to weather-related issues. Schools have also been closed in some parts of the country.

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In Iran, some villages are blocked and can only be reached by helicopter. There are unconfirmed reports of missing persons.

Meteorologists warn that weather conditions will remain difficult for the next few days. While many social media users seem enthused by the unusual snowfall scenes in the videos on Twitter, others say it’s a stark reminder of the dangers of climate change.

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